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  1. Ephesians 5:25-33 (ESV)

    25 Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her, 26 that he might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word, 27 so that he might present the church to himself in splendor, without spot or wrinkle or any such thing, that she […]

    November 16, 2016Exaltation of Christ, Holiness, Sanctification
  2. Ephesians 5:18-20 (ESV)

    18 And do not get drunk with wine, for that is debauchery, but be filled with the Spirit, 19 addressing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody to the Lord with your heart, 20 giving thanks always and for everything to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ,

    October 5, 2016Ministry, Sanctification, The Church
  3. Sexual Sin is Serious because Jesus Christ is Infinitely Glorious

    Over the last two Lord’s Days (Sept. 18 & 25), we’ve been looking at some sobering issues from Eph. 5:3-14.  Against the backdrop of the great spiritual blessings God has given His children in Christ (Eph. 1-3), and the clear call to walk worthy in light of these blessings (Eph. 4:1–5:2), Paul zeroes in on […]

    September 28, 2016Exaltation of Christ, Holiness, Hope, Ministry, Sanctification, Sin
  4. Romans 12:9-21 (ESV)

    9 Let love be genuine. Abhor what is evil; hold fast to what is good. 10 Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor. 11 Do not be slothful in zeal, be fervent in spirit, serve the Lord. 12 Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer. 13 Contribute to the needs of […]

    July 13, 2016Holiness, Ministry, Sanctification, Stewardship, The Church
  5. His Powerful Provision

    Is God’s lavish grace in Christ (Eph. 1:7-8), and immeasurable power in Christ (Eph. 1:19-23), genuinely sufficient for YOU?  Are you seeking to singularly trust, and confidently submit to God’s provision in Christ?  Is HE enough for YOU?  What does this look like in real life, anyway?  Listen to the Apostle Paul’s experience:   7 So […]

    June 10, 2015Exaltation of Christ, Sanctification
  6. How to Read the Bible: A Matter of Stewardship

    Following my post in this column last week, I learned of this helpful article (thanks Sharon Lowery!):  Do’s and Don’ts When Reading the Bible.  These are very helpful encouragements, reminding us that more important than simply reading Scripture, is the vital question of how we read Scripture.   Given that “All Scripture is breathed out […]

    January 7, 2015Prayer, Pride and Humility, Sanctification, Stewardship, Training, Truth
  7. Beginning a New Year

    The beginning of a new year is a great time to refocus your energies in reading and feeding on God’s Word!  To that end, Ligonier Ministries has put together a helpful list of a variety of Bible reading plans available online.  If you don’t already have a focused approach to the regular reading of Scripture, I encourage […]

    December 31, 2014Sanctification, Stewardship, Training, Truth
  8. Divine Discipline for Fleeting Foreigners

    What faith-strengthening truths flow from Psalm 39, as we heard this past Lord’s Day through Tim Ingrum’s faithful preaching!  Tim helped us see that “fleeting foreigners need divine discipline to travel light”, and thus we should respond with faith and submission to God’s loving discipline.  I don’t know about you, but I continually need to […]

    December 11, 2014Holiness, Sanctification, Truth, worship
  9. God’s Will for Your Life

    What is God’s will for my life?  This honest question is one which Christians often ask, and with good reason.  When God graciously saves and transforms a person, there is a new desire to know and do the will of God.  As God has been pleased to reveal His will in His word, so His […]

    May 28, 2014Exaltation of Christ, Holiness, Sanctification, Stewardship
  10. Gazing into the Riches of God’s Grace

    As we gaze into the riches of God’s grace in the Lord Jesus Christ, there are simply not enough superlatives to describe the wonders of all He has given us!  These riches are all the more amazing in view of our helpless and hopeless sinful condition (see Eph. 2:1-3; Titus 3:3).  The Apostle Paul, through […]

    April 30, 2014Exaltation of Christ, Hope, Sanctification, worship
  11. Growing in Joy and Fear of God

    At first glance, the Apostle Peter’s vision of the Christian life as involving both “joy inexpressible” (1 Pet. 1:8), and the need to “conduct yourselves with fear” (1 Pet. 1:17) seems to be utterly contradictory.  How are we to understand these seemingly incompatible dispositions of both joy and fear?   With good insight that regards […]

    August 8, 2012Hope, Sanctification, Uncategorized
  12. Excel Still More

    In 1 Thessalonians 4:1, Paul exhorts the Thessalonian believers to “…excel still more” in living to please God.  All believers should continually be learning, growing and maturing in Christ-likeness.  This week, please be praying for a few folks from RCG who will be involved in some unique and focused growth opportunities. First, on Tuesday Tim […]

    September 12, 2011Sanctification

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